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Fees are set by the California legislature and are subject to change, even if you have already paid us. California is one of the few states of the union that continues to provide widespread access to college-level education by keeping fees low. You can participate in this and other legislative decisions that affect you by registering to vote.

Fees are due 5 days after registering for any class. Failure to pay may result in a delinquent account. If your account is delinquent you may not add more courses, drop existing courses or request transcripts. Click on Payment Options for information about paying your fees.

California residents pay an enrollment fee of $46 per unit.

In addition, Cabrillo assesses the following fees:

Health Services Fee - $19
Supports the Student Health Center. You may be exempt from this fee if you depend upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization OR if you are attending under an approved apprenticeship program.
Student Center Fee - $1/unit
Maximum of $5 per fall or spring semester. Funds the maintenance and operations of the Student Center.
Student Representation Fee - $1
Supports lobbying efforts by students for their rights.
Student Activity Card - $10
The card is valid through the following Summer or Winter session for a variety of discounts. If you prefer not to pay this optional fee: you can opt-out while registering for classes online using WebAdvisor. You may also petition for a refund from Student Affairs anytime during late registration.
Materials, Transportation, Lodging, etc.
Some courses charge additional fees to cover class expenses such as clay, paint, etc. See the course description in the Schedule of Classes to see whether any additional fees apply.


The following fees are optional:

Bus Pass - Limited Eligibility

31-Day Metro Pass Program (for eligible students)

Or purchase your bus pass directly from Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (SCMTD)

Parking Permit - $40 / $20 BOG
Lets you to park in student lots in Watsonville and Aptos during the term. You do not need one in Scotts Valley. Learn more about parking permits...
 
 Example: 6 units - California Resident 
6 units x $46 per unit*
$276
Health Services Fee
$19
Student Center Fee
$5
Student Representation Fee
$1
Student Activity Card
$10
Total cost
$311
*Tip: Board of Governers (BOG) waivers are available to pay the Enrollment Fee (see Financial Aid). If you qualify, your total cost for 6 units would be only $32.

Out of State residents pay an additional $200 per unit.

Learn more about California residency...

 

 
 Example: 6 units - Out of State Resident 
Out of State Resident Tuition
6 units x $(46+200) per unit
$1476
Health Services Fee
$19
Student Center Fee
$5
Student Representation Fee
$1
Student Activity Card
$10
Total cost
$1511
 

International students pay an additional $204 per unit.

The Capital Outlay Fee ($4) may be waived for economic hardship, or for victims of persecution or discrimination in their home countries.

 

 

 

 
 Example: 6 units - International Student 
International Student Tuition
6 units x $(46+204) per unit
$1500
Health Services Fee
$19
Student Center Fee
$5
Student Representation Fee
$1
Student Activity Card
$10
Total cost
$1535
 
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